Today on Twitter, all my tweets using the #NevadaCaucus hashtag are being suppressed via algorithms.

This is easy for Jack to do. They just demote the hashtag. Then critically important information is less visible.

THIS is why I've worked for 6 months to get #BernieOnMastodon - where every toot is equal.

Hundreds of us emailed pleading with his team to join us, but we were ignored.

Telestreet: The Italian Media Jacking Movement

[Un breve documentario che esplora i fenomeni della Telestreet italiana, una rete di quasi 200 microtrasmettitori televisivi pirata che ha iniziato nell'estate del 2002 a contrastare il monopolio mediatico di Silvio Berlusconi.]

A short documentary exploring Italy's #Telestreet phenomena, a network of close to 200 micro #pirate TV transmitters that begun in the summer of 2002 to counter the #media monopoly of Silvio #Berlusconi. Perhaps the most interesting tactical media initiative of recent times, the TeleStreet network combines both old and new media, lo-tech and hi-tech.

The documentary speaks with activists from #TeleAut and #SpegnilaTV and media theorist Franco Berardi (#Bifo).

thanks @la_r_go

📣 Want to see #BernieOnMastodon? 🐘 🔥

➡️ We have a "work group" formed. Anyone is welcome to participate. ⬇️

✅ First of all, email & ask him to create his own server here

✅ Tweet about #BernieOnMastodon on Twitter

✅ Migrate your friends from Twitter to Mastodon. Use your own signup link or ours: We'll greet each user as they arrive.

✅ Have them create a 2nd browser tab to stay active, then join us in "all the above". ⬆️

Boosts appreciated! 🚀

A link to a #GAFAM site is not a resource. It's a trap!

Stephen King quits over false claims in political ads

Horror novelist says that the social network has allowed false information to be disseminated, and that he is also concerned about users’ :

CERN discontinues use of Facebook Workplace

The European nuclear research centre discontinues the use of the communication tool Workplaces.
Article (in German):


That's OK if you do not see an issue.

There are people who would not see an issue if ExxonMobil would finance Greenpeace (thanks @aral for the example).

There are people who do not see an issue if Facebook or Google finance newspapers.

There are people who did not see an issue when the Stasi came.

Do you think there will be many talks at speaking up against Google, Amazon or Facebook?

Maybe its time to boycott Conservancy and #fosdem until such time as they're no longer promoting GAFAM. I understand that the history is complicated, but in 2020 we now have a very clear picture of how toxic those companies are in a multitude of ways.

The oldies like me need to remember why they originally resisted Microsoft, and not end up rationalizing away similar or worse abuses coming from Google and Facebook. In a lot of ways the problems created by those companies are much more existential than a sweating Ballmer hurling lawsuits and office furniture.

You can be funded by Google or Facebook or some other surveillance capitalist, or you can advocate for human rights and democracy. Pick one.

Highlights from the on-going (CA) leak:

Facebook Vice President Andrew Bosworth wrote: “So was Facebook responsible for Donald Trump getting elected? I think the answer is yes.”

Brittany Kaiser (CA leaker): "the Trump campaign put together over a million different advertisements."


The Guardian reports on a new leak whose documents will be released over the next months.

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This is a useful way to see how the different protocols of the #Fediverse and #Federation interact and which software uses which.

Fresh Cambridge Analytica leak ‘shows global manipulation is out of control’ - Company’s work in 68 countries laid bare with release of more than 100,000 documents

#fediverse in 2019

In 2019 the number of fediversed registered accounts increased from 2.500.000 users to roughly 4.300.000 – about 🎉 1.800.000 newcome

Five networks growing most rapidly in online server numbers in 2019 were:

#Pleroma +182
#Mastodon +159
#Writefreely +147
#Pixelfed +73
#Peertube +63

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